Take a Virtual Tour of Standard Manufacturing in New Britain, Connecticut [VIDEO]

TTAG has toured gun makers’ facilities all over the country. It’s always fascinating to see manufacturers, whether their facility has been been there for decades or is relatively new.

No one’s doing much traveling or touring these days, more’s the pity. So that makes this video virtual tour of Standard’s New Britain facility all the more appreciated.

As you’ll see, Standard turns out a range of firearms including modern sporting rifles and 1911s.

Standard Manufacturing S333 Thunderstruck revolver

Dan Z. for TTAG

The video gives you a look at the assembly process for their unique S333 Thunerstruck double-barrel .22 WMR pistol (which we reviewed here).

Standard Manufacturing single action revolver


It’s a shame we didn’t get a look at their craftsmen building their beautiful single action revolvers (see JWT’s thorough review here).

But it’s always good to get a peek inside at how the sausage is made. Enjoy.


  1. avatar JR Pollock says:

    “This video is unavailable…”

    1. avatar JR Pollock says:

      Refreshed the page, and now it’s there…

  2. avatar ddd says:

    Hard to support a company that make such a pitiful revolver

    1. avatar Mark N. says:

      The .22 mag or the 1873? From everything I’ve read, their 1873 is better than the Colt.

      1. avatar ddd says:

        I was referring to the abomination in the 2nd from last photo

    2. avatar S says:

      Hard to support a gun company stupid enough to continue to have their business in Connecticut. They’ve had 7 years to make a change.

      1. avatar Salty says:

        Hard to support a company that has terrible customer service and charges $150 for their cheesy sko-12 buffer tube adapter “kit”

        Folks wanna be lawyers on phone instead of gunsmiths. Bah!

    3. avatar enuf says:

      Yup, a four shot, eight round .22 Magnum revolver with no barrel worth mentioning. Their own video shows a test firing, guy in a sort of ghillie camo suit, having to get real close and then lean in closer to hit jugs of colored water.

      Their other products do look to be of excellent quality, this peculiar .22 revolver is sort of the crazy uncle lives in the attic.

      If they made an eight shot .22 Mag revolver, good double action trigger and sights, some barrel length options, well that I’d be interested in.

      Oh well.

      1. avatar Lance F says:

        And add a double/ single shot selector!

    4. avatar TruthTellers says:

      It’s meant for self defense, not something that looks pretty in a display case as a cure for ED.

  3. avatar former water walker says:

    Nice stuff…yeah I dunno about that “revolver” either😏

  4. avatar Manse Jolly says:

    Some demographic wanted “that” revolver ..I guess.
    However, To Be a fly on the wall in the new revolver design group meeting that day.

  5. avatar I Haz A Question says:

    That case hardened pistol in the last photo looks nice. There’s just something cozy about a case hardened Western gun with polished wood grips and gloss black barrel.

    1. avatar possum says:

      I think so too

  6. avatar possum says:

    . Does anyone know of a holster for a HiPoint, besides a cardboard box

    1. avatar Mark N. says:

      I thought they were designed for appendix belt carry sans holster…

    2. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

      keep it under your boat on the end of a rope.

  7. avatar John Galt says:

    People of the gun DON’T DO BUSINESS WITH ct based companies. No money for ct.

    I would have bought a couple guns from them but for being in ct. If I really had to have one I would buy it used/ nib/ nos from a private party with no firm principles.

    Serious gun companies need to move out of and stop supporting nazi states.

    Like there is no good manufacturing space in AZ, ID, FL……???

    You want my business? You want my support? Stop paying taxes to and making money for nazi states.

    1. avatar Lawrence of Suburbia says:

      Ruger is based in CT .. so are Colt and many others. Are they included in the boycott?
      Our Federal Government is completely corrupt and/or incompetent. They would gladly take ALL your rights away if they could. Washington cares little for Liberty, Freedom or the Constitution. And they take way more of your money than the states do. Shouldn’t we have a Federal tax revolt/boycott rather than just a Blue State revolt?

      1. avatar Hush says:

        Can’t fault Ruger or Colt for staying in CT too much as I imagine it is not an easy task finding a Red state that will remain Red over the long run. However, the idea of supporting CT with tax $ does not set well either. The cost of moving is not inexpensive. Just a bad situation for a gun manufacturer to be in.

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